Carolyn Lloyd-Davies, Artistic Director
Carolyn is the
founder of Living the Drama Ltd, and as a professional actor,
playwright and experienced teacher, she brings a mix of
knowledge and experience to all her projects. Working closely with her
creative team, her role is to lead, manage and develop the company's
vision and ensure its values are upheld. Carolyn
trained at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London, and
is now a
Trustee. She has written four full length plays (one with
Stephanie Connell) plus two short screenplays. In 2016/17, she was
attached to the Oxford Playhouse for a year, and has published over 30
Jo Boston, Production Manager
is our production manager and makes sure our productions run smoothly with
minimal disruption. Jo originally trained as a dancer and clown, performing in
the UK and France and now is a Pilates teacher. She shames us all by walking or cycling everywhere, regardless of how many miles.
Stephanie Connell, Creative, Casting and Marketing
Stephanie is an actor, playwright, roleplayer and web designer. She has played numerous theatrical roles, appeared in commercials, films and corporates. She joined Living the Drama after appearing as Gemma Briggs in Carolyn's play Silent on the Matter in 2015. When she's not acting, she takes on the creative role of design, casting and marketing, and even as lighting operator and sound designer, for Living the Drama.
David Trevaskis, Associate Director
David directed two of our previous productions, Silent on the Matter and Swallows, and will be directing Carolyn Lloyd-Davies' new play, #Penetration in 2020. David has a degree in Divinity from the University of St Andrews and a postgraduate Qualification in Professional Acting from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA). He runs his own company, Acting for Change, which provides an interactive alternative to traditional executive learning by equipping leaders with the confidence and skills to find their voice, and the ability to help others find theirs.
Emma Webb, Associate Movement Director
Emma is a director and facilitator with a background in movement working in the UK and abroad. She has worked as a movement director for Leaning House productions, Human Story Theatre, UnderConstruction Theatre, the Oxford Playhouse and the Old Fire Station/ Crisis, and creates her own work ranging from choreographic to one woman shows, street performance and theatre based. Most recently Emma developed The Elves and The Shoemaker for Wild Boor productions for younger audiences as well as devising a separate, sensory show for an audience with differing needs.
Fran Godsal, Associate Director
For the last
10 years Fran has made great theatre in the guise of a Drama teacher, and is
now pursuing a freelance career as facilitator and director. After training with the National Youth
Theatre, Fran directed and performed in numerous plays in Edinburgh, York and
London whilst moonlighting as an English student. Fran then worked alongside
refugee-run organisations on the Burmese border using theatre. She won an Arts
and Humanities Research Board award to complete a Masters at the Central School
of Speech and Drama where she studied with the likes of Alecky Blythe, Adrian
Jackson and Jatinder Verma.